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News Release

The U.S. Marshals serves as the enforcement arm of the federal courts and is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.

Below are the news releases shared across the U.S. Marshals Service’s 94 districts informing the public of the day-to-day activities ranging from fugitive arrests, asset forfeitures, prisoner operations, judicial security measures as well as highlighting individual achievements and success stories within the agency.

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  • Maine Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico, Returned to U.S.

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Violent Offender Task Force announces the arrest of a Portland, Maine man.

    Raymond Lester, 35, of Portland, Maine was arrested late Monday evening in Cancun, Mexico. Lester was wanted by Maine State Police on a warrant issued on June 21st 2022 for one count of murder. Lester was also being sought on a federal warrant issued on June 29th 2022 for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

  • Heinous Fugitive Tracked Down Without Delay

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    San Antonio, TX – Juan Antonio Reyes was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) this evening on charges involving capital murder.

    Reyes, 24, was wanted by the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) after a warrant was issued for his arrest yesterday. Reports stated that Reyes allegedly shot and killed 2 victims in their home, then set their home on fire.

  • U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Man Wanted in New York for Homicide

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    Martinsburg, WV – On July 19, 2022, members of the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force arrested Zymir Humphrey, 19. Zymir Humphrey was wanted by New York Police Department for a homicide committed in Manhattan in May of 2022.

  • U.S. Marshals Offering up to $5K Reward for LA Man Erroneously Released From Custody

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    James Howard JacksonLos Angeles, CA – The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a man who was one of three charged with attempted murder and robbery following the February 24, 2021, attempted kidnapping of three French bulldogs belonging to American popstar Lady Gaga.

  • Man Accused of Raping Children Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Canton, OH – This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested David Hanshe, 34. Hanshe was wanted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 5 counts of rape of a child.

  • U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrest Two Fugitives Wanted for First Degree Murder

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    Memphis, TN – Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, announces the arrest of Lardarius Gordon, 27, and Ladarius Bonds, 20, for two unrelated murders.

    Lardarius Bonds was wanted for First Degree Murder for a shooting that occurred on April 2, 2022, on Lamar Ave. When the Memphis Police Department responded to the call, they located a male with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to the Regional One Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.

  • Two Missing Teens Located Safe in Akron, Ohio

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    Akron, OH – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently began investigating the whereabouts of Makenzie Carson (15), a missing juvenile. Carson had been reported missing to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources after she couldn’t be located around her campsite at the Mosquito Creek State Park on July 7, 2022. Her whereabouts up until this morning were unknown. The USMS Missing Child Unit has been vigorously investigating her whereabouts in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies.

  • U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Finds Double First Degree Murder Fugitive in Kansas City

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    Jackson, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the arrest of Deshawn Gorman, 25, on two counts of First-Degree Murder out of Dyer County, Tenn. Gorman was also wanted for Possession of a Weapon, Abatement of Nuisances, Simple Possession of Schedule VI, and a Failure to Appear warrant for Aggravated Assault and Felony Possession of a Handgun also in Dyer County.

  • 'Fugitive of the Week' Located in Nashua

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    Concord, NH – This morning, the United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is reporting that last week’s featured “Fugitive of the Week” has been located.

  • Marshals Target Iowa’s Most Wanted Sex Offenders

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    Cedar Rapids, IA – The U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force has been conducting an initiative focused on apprehending Iowa’s Most Wanted fugitive sex offenders, playing a unique role in efforts to combat child exploitation.

  • U.S. Marshals Request Public's Assistance to Locate Fugitive Samuel Rose

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    Martinsburg, WV – The U.S. Marshals Service, Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Samuel Rose, 48, of Martinsburg, WV. On July 20, 2021, a warrant for Samuel Rose was issued by a federal grand jury, charging Rose with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and other drug charges. The U.S. Marshals Task Force is assisting the FBI in locating and arresting Samuel Rose. Samuel Rose has ties to West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

  • U.S Marshals National Operation Nets 339 Violent Felons in New York City

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    New York – The U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative focusing on the country’s most violent offenders in 10 cities.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS), resulted in the arrest of 339 violent criminals in New York City. New York City led the nation with the most arrests among all 10 cities.

  • U.S. Marshals Operation North Star Results in 164 Arrests and 46 Firearms Seized Across New Orleans Metro Area

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    New Orleans, LA – Operation North Star, a nation-wide U.S. Marshals Service operation focused on violent crime reduction, was conducted in 10 cities (Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, Memphis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Houston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and Baltimore) over a 30-day period, spanning the month of June. Nationwide there were over 1400 arrests (to include 230 for Homicide), and 160 plus firearms seized.

  • U.S. Marshals National Operation Nets More Than 190 Fugitives in Los Angeles

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    Los Angeles, CA – The U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative focusing on the country’s most violent offenders in 10 cities.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS), resulted in the arrest of 192 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in the Los Angeles City area.

  • U.S. Marshals National Operation Nets More Than 1,500 Fugitives

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    Indianapolis – The U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative focusing on the country’s most violent offenders in 10 cities.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS), resulted in the arrest of more than 60 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in the Southern District of Indiana.

  • U.S. Marshals National Operation Nets More Than 150 Fugitives in Chicago

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    Chicago, IL – The U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative focusing on the country’s most violent offenders in 10 cities.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS), resulted in the arrest of more than 156 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in the Northern District of Illinois.

  • U.S. Marshals National Operation Nets More Than 85 Fugitives

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    Philadelphia, PA – The U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative focusing on the country’s most violent offenders in 10 cities, including Philadelphia.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS), resulted in the arrest of more than 85 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

  • U.S. Marshals National Operation Nets 122 Fugitives in Memphis

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    Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Service has conducted a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative focusing on the country’s most violent offenders in 10 cities, including Memphis, Tenn. This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS) resulted in the arrest of 122 fugitives, sex offenders, and violent criminals wanted in the Bluff City.

  • U.S. Marshals National Violence Reduction Operation North Star Captures 152 Fugitives in Houston

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    Houston, TX – The U.S. Marshals Service has concluded a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative aimed at combating violent crime in 10 cities that have a significant rate of homicides and shootings.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star, resulted in the arrest of 152 fugitives in Houston. Violent criminals, sex offenders and self-identified gang members in Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington with outstanding violent warrants were targeted.

  • U.S. Marshals National Violence Reduction Operation Captures More Than 1,500 Fugitives

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    Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service has concluded a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative aimed at combating violent crime in 10 cities with a significant number of homicides and shootings.

    This 30-day initiative, called Operation North Star (ONS), resulted in the arrest of 1,501 fugitives, violent criminals, sex offenders, and self-identified gang members in Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.